(PRWEB) August 04, 2014
Sylvia Toy goes into the Chroma green painted kitchen of her San Francisco apartment, turns on a camera and lets her characters tell their stories. The characters range from murderers to psychiatrists, from dizzy blondes to turbaned zombie-like alien astronomers, and from paranoiac middle-aged women to Australopithecine cave women. Sylvia has launched three movies from her large and diverse body of work on the groundbreaking New Zealand based venue, IndieReign.com: "Indigo Lady" (2012) fictional interview movie starring Los Angeles-based actors, Sapna Gandhi and Steve Lewis, about a Nebraska ranching empire heiress who murders her husband and turns him into ham; "TYFTB (thank you from the bottom)" (2013), a one-man horror sci-fi 50-minute short about a woman looking for a black hole to escape the collapsing universe; and another one-man movie, "Lucy, the First Human" (2014), a non-linear answer to the question 'what would the first human do?'
Sylvia Toy's videos are screening all over the world this year. Her work is among 25 videos selected for the 2014 Italian-based Magmart show, "F.I.V.E.," which so far has screened among other places in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Moscow, and Oran. Her video, "Amor Fati" was picked up by Kisito Assangni to tour in TIME is Love.7 to Seoul, Ukraine, and Paris. And her movie, "Running Out," directed by her husband Michael Lewis, was selected for the 2014 Pineapple Underground Film Festival based in Hong Kong.
Sylvia Toy is an actor trained as a visual artist. She creates video art/microcinema and films that cross genre into nonlinear narrative. Her movies, shot mostly around San Francisco and in her apartment workshop, Kitchen Scenes Studio, are “solo productions” for the most part, composed primarily of scenes improvised directly on camera. Ms. Toy toured as a solo theatre artist for almost 20 years before becoming a filmmaker. Her specialty as an actor is performing multiple characters. Look for her profile on IndieReign.com, indiereign.com/account/sylviatoystlouis/videos and her CV on LinkedIn.com, linkedin.com/in/nenasylviastlouis. Sylvia Toy blogs on her Google+ page, google.com/u/0/+SylviaToy/posts.